Bet on Yourself, Not the Odds: How to Succeed Even When the Odds Are Against You

By Reece RobertsonViral Blogger and Content Writer | Addicted to freedom | Currently in New Zealand | Connect with me @

You often hear about there being a 0.03% chance of getting into the NBA, that 20% of businesses fail in their first year, or that less than 1% of the global population are millionaires, but what does any of that actually say about you?

Because I can tell you that many people end up on the wrong side of those statistics before they even try. They believe they can’t live in their desired reality, which then becomes their reality in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Whatever you focus on expands.

But what if you flipped the script? What if, instead of worry about all the downside and risks of pursuing your dreams, you got really curious about all the upsides?

What if instead of trying to predict the future, you got busy creating it?

This article is about exploring just that. Here go.

Let Go of Your Need to Predict the Outcome

“If you need the outcome to be certain in order to pursue a big dream, then you’ll never achieve it.” -Benjamin P. Hardy

At our current moment, many people want everything right now. They’ve lost their ability to be patient. They want to know that what they’re pursuing is a sure thing or they don’t do it.

Hence why so many students are still going to college despite drastic changes in the economy and the world of work. Said James Altucher,

“We’re in an idea-based economy and a skill-based economy, not a certificate-based economy”

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